5 Steps To Get Your AC Ready For A Surprise Spring Heat Wave

It’s hard to believe it’s spring here in the greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, Pa, and Montgomery County, PA areas. Yet another Nor’ Easter has come through, giving our heaters more work to do. Fret not though; spring is here.

Spring is usually the time home, and business owners like to give their HVAC systems a much-needed break. We throw open the windows and doors and let that fresh spring air circulate through our homes.

 

However, even as we are giving our HVAC systems a break, we still need to think and plan for the warm weather ahead. In fact, it is not uncommon for a surprise heat wave to hit in the middle of spring. You do not want to be caught in the middle of a heat wave with an AC unit that is in need of maintenance.

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HVAC Philly, your top rated AC repair, and AC Maintenance experts have some helpful steps to make sure your HVAC system ready for the spring:

Step 1; Turn On Your Air Conditioning System
The easiest way to know if your AC unit is operating properly is to turn it on. Turn the air on at a higher setting for your thermostat, but low enough to feel the cool air in your home or business. If you do not feel cool air blowing through your vents, you will want to contact your local Air Conditioning repair specialist to come in and inspect the unit.

Step 2; Make Sure The Area Around The Unit Is Clean.
If there is any leaves, debris, dust, or any other items around the AC unit, it could cause significant issues when it comes to using your HVAC unit on a consistent basis. It can affect the air flow substantially to the point of changing your temperature in your home. It can stop your air conditioner from reaching the set temperature. Dirt and debris clogging your unit will cause the AC system to work harder than it should.

Step 3; Inspect The Components
Make sure that your system has the right refrigerant levels, and the openings are not restricted. Look at the blades and fan motor for wear. You can also check tubing, the compressor, hoses, and control box; Areas where problems that are more common can occur.

Step 4; Change Your Air Filters, Clean Your Ducts
The number one cause of restricted airflow is the result of dirty air ducts and dirty air filters. Limited airflow is the least of your problems. Dirty ducts and filters can also allow the growth of mold. Schedule a proper duct cleaning with an HVAC professional in your area and replace your old air filters. Unrestricted airflow will help prevent an increase in your utility bills.

Step 5; Address And Repair Any Problems
The benefit of having routine maintenance is that you will find any issues your HVAC system before you need it. In the event of a surprise heat wave in spring, this will come in extremely handy. Avoid running into a problem the when you most need your air conditioning. Maintenance helps to identify the issues and get them solved before any heat waves come in and make it uncomfortable.

Our team at HVAC Philly can assist you with your maintenance and repairs, so your AC system is working right. We can recommend a maintenance schedule that fits you, as well as any services you may need.

For more FAQ about your HVAC system, be sure to follow HVAC Philly Blog, for helpful tips and information related to heating repair, heating maintenance, and services provided to the greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA areas.

If you are in the greater Philadelphia, Montgomery County,  or Bucks County, PA areas, HVAC Philly offers affordable, professional and expert HVAC services to commercial buildings and homes throughout the area. They have over 20 years experience and rated top ten HVAC companies in Philadelphia.

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Spring Checklist for Your HVAC System

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In areas where there is a definitive change of season, like all areas of Pennsylvania including Glenside, PA, it is important that your cooling and heating system is checked and serviced at the beginning or right before the start of each season in order to ensure that it functions properly. This is especially true for the spring, as you prepare your home to accommodate the change from colder to the warmer weather months. Spring can range from cool to warm weather here in the greater Philadelphia, Montgomery County, PA, and Bucks County, PA areas, which HVAC Philly has been serving for over 20 years. With such a range it is a good time to open the windows and let your HVAC system take a much-needed break. Which also allows time for maintenance and repairs before the hot summer months put a greater demand on your unit.

When you put the mild and moderate weather that usually comes with the spring into consideration, you’ll see that it is definitely the perfect time for you to check if both the HVAC unit in your home and your outdoor air conditioning system are in perfect functioning condition.

To start, make sure that you perform the following quality and functionality assessment checks:

  • It is important for you to check if there are any strange noises emanating from your HVAC or air conditioning unit. If you hear any loud rattling or rumbling sounds, then you should contact your HVAC technician.
  • Check that when your furnace is in use that the warm air is coming through the vents.
  • In the same manner, make sure that when the air conditioner is running, the cool air that you get is coming directly from the vents.

If you perform any of these checks and you notice anything abnormal, then it is time for you to call for professional help. Call HVAC Philly and we’ll send you a competent HVAC contractor who will be able to offer a reliable diagnosis as well as feasible ways to eradicate the issue and ensure that your system is restored to a perfect working condition.

Clearing and Maintenance

  • Make sure to have the filter of the furnace changed every 6 to 8 weeks. However, if you have pets in the home, make sure to change the filter on a monthly basis. The little amount of money you’ll shell out to have your filter changed will definitely save you from having to pay exorbitant energy bills. Your furnace will become less efficient if it gets clogged up with debris, dirt, and dust particles of all kinds.
  • It is also important for you to lubricate the components of your HVAC system
  • Check the coils and bower fans of your HVAC system to ensure that they are free of dust and dirt particles.
  • When you’re done cleaning the indoor HVAC unit, clear out the outdoor air conditioning unit with the same amount of vigor. You might need to clear any bushes, dirt, grass, and mulch that might have accumulated and gotten stuck around the unit, so get ready.
  • If you find anything that is capable of obstructing the proper flow of air in and out of the air conditioning unit, then make sure to clear it out.

For more FAQ about your HVAC system, be sure to follow HVAC Philly Blog, for helpful tips and information related to heating repair, heating maintenance and services provided to the greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA areas.

If you are in the greater Philadelphia, Montgomery County,  or Bucks County, PA areas, HVAC Philly offers affordable, professional and expert HVAC services to commercial buildings and homes throughout the area. They have over 20 years experience and rated top ten HVAC companies in Philadelphia.

Heating Service areas:

Looking for a first-class HVAC service? Contact us today215-725-6111